Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
PEREIRA, Cícero; CAMINO, Leoncio and COSTA, Joselí Bastos da. A study about the integration of the analysis levels of the value systems. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2005, vol.18, n.1, pp. 16-25. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722005000100004.
This work is a study on the articulation of the analysis levels of university students' value systems. The results (N=406) show 4 systems underlying the organization of the students' value systems: materialist; hedonist; religious; post-materialist. The analyses of the convergences between values systems and motivacional types of Schwartz's theory showed that there are correlations between materialist and self-enhancement values, between hedonist system and opening to change values types, between religious and conservation values, and between post-materialism and self-transcendence motivational value type. The discussion emphasizes the societal nature of the values system connecting their sources to social ideologies.
Keywords : Analysis levels; values; values systems.